Conor Benn: Family name weighs heavier than ever as father Nigel Benn readies own ring return | Boxing News |

Conor Benn: Family name weighs heavier than ever as father Nigel Benn readies own ring return | Boxing News |

Conor Benn: Family name weighs heavier than ever as father Nigel Benn readies own ring return | Boxing News |

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Watch this extended Conor Benn interview

Watch this extended Conor Benn interview

When Conor Benn decided to enter the family business he knew there would be lofty expectations, unfair comparison and wild speculation. But he never expected his famous father to follow him back into the ring, too.

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๐Ÿ—ฃ"If he's anything like his dad, you can throw him in at the deep-end and watch him succeed." – @StGeorgeGroves

๐Ÿ“บ @Conornigel takes on Steve Jamoye tomorrow live on Sky Sports Box Office pic.twitter.com/v3nXfCMTaU

— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) October 25, 2019

Nigel Benn, the legend of British boxing, will fight for the first time in 23 years next month, aged 55. The legacy he left behind has always been his son Conor’s to continue but now, unexpectedly and for the first time, they are simultaneously professional fighters.

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